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As a Professor and former police personnel, I quickly joined the Arise Ghana Demo due to one reason

Readers can reminisce how some Ghanaians have shared their thoughts on some economic and political issues during the demonstration held on Tuesday, 28th June to Wednesday, 29th June 2022.

During the Arise Ghana demonstration, many protestors held placards to tell their problems. Other protestors also complained bitterly about poor living standards in the country.

The leadership of the NDC vehemently joined the protestors and made various proposals to the government to end the E-levy. It should be mentioned that the protestors massively complained that the tax system in the country was too unfavorable and even added that IMF was more preferable than the E-levy.

One protestor who identified himself as a political science professor said that he joined the event because he believes in the impact of such demonstrations. He said the politicians would not acknowledge the impact of such demonstrations but he knows how effective they work.

According to the Professor, elections can be bought by the politicians but the demonstrations would keep them in check. He further explained that, once there are more demonstrations in Ghana, elections will not save the NPP government because the politicians tend to appreciate that they are constantly accountable to the people.

Dr. Jasper Bimbi also explained that he believes in the kind of politics where demonstrations help leaders to become accountable. He also advised that such demonstrations should be sustainable such that more than one should be organised annually.

According to the Professor, such protests are rampant in the Latin America. He however recommended that such protests should not be done after 5pm to prevent the demonstrators from getting attacked.

He further explained that politicians do not like demonstrations due to their impact on elections and so he would be happy if more than one demonstration is held in a year. He also said that he did not support nighttime demonstrations as the darkness would make such demonstrations ineffective.

One woman also complained about the fact that her children are educated but they still do not have jobs. She explained that she joined the demonstration because the economic conditions in the country were harsh and besides, the youth must get jobs.

What are your thoughts on the ongoing discussion?

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